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Education Department

The Education Department at Gallaudet University offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs to prepare teachers to work with all ages of deaf and hard of hearing children in various kinds of educational programs and settings.


Dr. Maribel Gárate Ph.D.

Tramell Henson

Fowler Hall (FH) 304

(202) 250-2468 (videophone)
(202) 651-5530 (tty)
(202) 651-5530 (voice)
(202) 651-5860 (fax)

Academic Programs and Departments

English Department

The Gallaudet University Department of English offers deaf and hard of hearing students a major in English with flexibility that allows them to focus in areas such as writing, teaching, or literature. The Department also offers two minors in English and Journalism.


Jennifer Nelson Ph.D.

Hall Memorial Building (HMB) W-212

(202) 618-6796 (videophone)
(202) 651-5580 (voice)

Academic Programs and Departments

English Language Institute

The mission of the Gallaudet University's English Language Institute (ELI) is to provide an intensive English as a Second Language program for American and international deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Bilingual instruction in both American Sign Language and written English provides a multicultural environment for ELI students to achieve academic, professional, and personal language goals.


Hall Memorial Building (HMB) E253

(202) 250-2606 (videophone)
(202) 651-5721 (voice)
(202) 448-6954 (fax)


Equal Opportunity Programs

In accordance with Federal and District of Columbia law, the University policy prohibits retaliation of any kind against any individual who has filed a complaint regarding discrimination or has participated in procedures to redress complaints of discrimination. Gallaudet University is committed to taking appropriate action against those who violate its policy of non-discrimination. Equal Opportunity Programs works with University Administration, departments, and committees to ensure that University policies and programs comply with applicable nondiscrimination requirements.


The Facilities Department is responsible for overseeing building maintenance, ground maintenance, the interior and exterior building systems, and the overall cleanliness of the University to support the general operational functions of the University.



Amon Brown

Central Utilities Building (CUB) 301

(202) 250-2560 (videophone)
(202) 651-5181 (voice)